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[Guide]Linux Install Guide: Installer Method

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:56 pm
by torzdf

Installing Faceswap on Linux is a breeze. The Linux installer installs everything you need except for your Graphics drivers.

We recommend using a lightweight Distribution (such as Xubuntu) but the installer should work fine on all Linux flavors.

  1. If you are using a Graphics card (which is highly recommended. Faceswapping on CPU is incredibly slow), then make sure your drivers are up to date.

  2. Download the Faceswap Installer

  3. Open up a terminal emulator, navigate to the download location then enter the following command as a normal user (do not execute this command as sudo or root):

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    bash ./faceswap_setup_x64.sh
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  4. The Faceswap Logo will display followed by some information. Make sure you read it thoroughly (specifically the part about user permissions on destination folders) then press Enter to continue.

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  5. Conda
    Faceswap uses Conda as it handles the installation of all prerequisites (git, Cuda, Tensorflow etc) and contains them within their own environment, away from the rest of your system.

    • If an existing Conda install is found you will be asked if you want to use it. You should select Yes. These next options will only be displayed if an existing Conda install was not found, or if you select No to using the existing Conda install.

    • The default install location for Conda will be fine in 99% of cases. If you do wish to install it elsewhere, then make sure that:

      1. Your user has permissions to write to the location you select.

      2. There are no spaces in the location that you provide (this is a Conda limitation and is outside of our control).

      If you are happy with the default location then just press Enter

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    • You will be asked if you want to add Conda to PATH. This is up to you, but it will make life easier if you say Yes. It basically means that you will have access to the conda command from the command line, and won't need to search for the executable inside the miniconda3 folder. Hit Enter to select the default value or press n if you don't want Conda added to your path.

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    • Faceswap is run inside a "virtual environment". This is a Python environment that is kept separate from the rest of your system to avoid conflicts. The environment needs a name. The default should be fine, but if you have multiple installs then you will want to set a specific environment name here. NB: If an environment already exists with the name you select then it will be deleted (you will be notified if this will occur prior to commencing install). Press Enter to use the default faceswap or enter your preferred name here.

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  6. Faceswap

    • The location that you want Faceswap installed to. The default will be fine in 99% of cases, but as with the Conda install, if you do select a different location, then make sure your user has permission to write to it. NB: If a folder pre-exists at the location given, then it will be deleted (you will be notified if this will occur prior to commencing install). Press Enter to use the default location or enter your preferred location here.

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    • Faceswap can be run on Nvidia or AMD GPUs or on CPU. The software it installs varies depending on what you select here, so make sure you select the correct option for your system. Enter 1 for Nvidia, 2 for AMD or 3 for CPU,

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  7. Post Install Actions

    • If you are running a Desktop Environment you will be given the option to create a Desktop shortcut to enter the GUI. This makes opening Faceswap a lot easier, so unless you have a good reason not to, you should select Y here.

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  8. Finally you will be able to review your options. If you are happy press Y to proceed with the install, or press Enter to abort.

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  9. The installer will proceed to download the resources it needs from the internet and install as per your options. After a period of time Faceswap installation will complete and you will be ready to launch.


Re: [Guide]Linux Install Guide: Installer Method

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:45 pm
by alexbrus
Ubuntu : trying to run "TF_FORCE_GPU_ALLOW_GROWTH=true python3 faceswap.py gui" which is well working but this time via RDP to Ubuntu, it fails with error:

File "/usr/lib/python3.7/tkinter/__init__.py", line 2023, in __init__
self.tk = _tkinter.create(screenName, baseName, className, interactive, wantobjects, useTk, sync, use)
_tkinter.TclError: couldn't connect to display ":10.0"

Can you please tell me if possible to configure it and how to handle RPD display

Re: [Guide]Linux Install Guide: Installer Method

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:14 pm
by torzdf
You're connecting to a headless server which doesn't have an X-Server installed.

It's outside the scope of Faceswap to go into configuration for this, but look into vnc4server for Ubuntu. You should find plenty of guides.

Re: [Guide]Linux Install Guide: Installer Method

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:02 pm
by Taifun

Hello, I have installed faceswap on Ubunt 18.04 but during the installation there was not point 7. where you can install a shortcut. So how can I start faceswap by using a terminal?


Re: [Guide]Linux Install Guide: Installer Method

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:04 am
by torzdf

Which desktop environment are you using?

You can access faceswap from cli:

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conda acrivate faceswap
cd faceswap
python faceswap.py -h

Re: [Guide]Linux Install Guide: Installer Method

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:51 pm
by Taifun

It is standard Ubuntu LTS 18.04.05
I think first line should be "conda activate faceswap"
And this is what I get when I put the command lines in...

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xxx@xxx:~$ conda activate faceswap
(faceswap) xxx@xxx:~$ cd faceswap
(faceswap) xxx@xxx:~/faceswap$ python faceswap.py -h
Setting Faceswap backend to CPU
There was an error reading from the Nvidia Machine Learning Library. Either you do not have an Nvidia GPU (in which case this warning can be ignored) or the most likely cause is incorrectly installed drivers. If this is the case, Please remove and reinstall your Nvidia drivers before reporting.Original Error: NVML Shared Library Not Found
No GPU detected. Switching to CPU mode
usage: faceswap.py [-h] {extract,train,convert,gui} ...

positional arguments:
  {extract,train,convert,gui}
    extract             Extract the faces from pictures or a video
    train               Train a model for the two faces A and B
    convert             Convert source pictures or video to a new one with the
                        face swapped
    gui                 Launch the Faceswap Graphical User Interface

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
(faceswap) xxx@xxx:~/faceswap$ 

Thats it, the gui does not appear:(


Re: [Guide]Linux Install Guide: Installer Method

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:34 pm
by torzdf

There was an error reading from the Nvidia Machine Learning Library. Either you do not have an Nvidia GPU (in which case this warning can be ignored) or the most likely cause is incorrectly installed drivers. If this is the case, Please remove and reinstall your Nvidia drivers before reporting.Original Error: NVML Shared Library Not Found

Check your Nvidia drivers


Re: [Guide]Linux Install Guide: Installer Method

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:41 pm
by Taifun

I do not have have any Nvidia drivers. It is a hp Elitebook 2570p with Intel HD Graphics 4000.


Re: [Guide]Linux Install Guide: Installer Method

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:00 pm
by torzdf

Then you selected the incorrect option when you installed. You should remove your Faceswap folder + re-run the install script ensuring that you select the "CPU" option


Re: [Guide]Linux Install Guide: Installer Method

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:08 am
by Logry

Hi everyone, when I use the following instruction I receive the message : "No such file or document were found.".

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xxx@xxx:~$ conda activate faceswap
(faceswap) xxx@xxx:~$ cd faceswap
(faceswap) xxx@xxx:~/faceswap$ python faceswap.py -h

I precise I have chosen CPU.
Thanks in advance for your help.


Re: [Guide]Linux Install Guide: Installer Method

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:46 am
by torzdf

This is no way near enough information.

Please post the direct output of that command, and also a screengrab of your ~/faceswap folder


Re: [Guide]Linux Install Guide: Installer Method

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:49 pm
by Logry

Hi, thanks for this quick feedback. Here's the command and the directory of the software.
PS : I couldn't change the command line langue so I translated.


Re: [Guide]Linux Install Guide: Installer Method

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:58 am
by torzdf

This should not be at the start of your faceswap line: /faceswap$

The command is:

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python faceswap.py -h

Re: [Guide]Linux Install Guide: Installer Method

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:52 pm
by Logry

Thank you ! It works just fine now .


Re: [Guide]Linux Install Guide: Installer Method

Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 1:52 pm
by AlienHashHat

Hi, I am new to all of this. I want to know if my chromebook can run this software with LINUX under "developer tools" these are pictures for reference. PLS let me know before I try to do this I donr want to mess up my laptop.


Re: [Guide]Linux Install Guide: Installer Method

Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 9:28 pm
by torzdf

No. A Chromebook will not have a good enough GPU